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THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU LEAP, THIS YEAR

MONKEY is the 9th sign in Chinese astrology. Number "9" is associated with ambition, activity, smartness, mischief and adventure. According to Chinese Five Elements Horoscopes, Monkey contains Metal and Water. Metal is connected to gold. Water is connected to wisdom and danger. This means we will deal with more money-related issues in 2016. Monkey is a smart, naughty, wily and vigilant animal. If you want to earn returns from your investments, you have to be smarter and more cunning than th... Read more

HELLO, BABY... GOODBYE, SINGAPORE!

If you're a foreign domestic worker (FDW) who gets pregnant while working in Singapore, you will be sent home and may even be blacklisted from working here again. So how can unplanned pregnancies - and consequently, loss of income for you and your loved ones - be prevented? PS medical columnist Dr. SUZETTE DE LEON spells out the various options available not just for FDWs, but for all women.... Read more

Healthy Mind

There are clear distinctions between the concepts of health and beauty and, being beautiful. The two are as far apart as chalk and cheese and I'm going to show you why.... Read more

Seed of hope for Pinoy infertile couples

MANILA, Philippines - A recent study shows that one in 10 Filipino couples face difficult conditions that prevent conception.The study, commissioned by biopharmaceutical firm Merck Serono, reveals that while many couples with fertility problems seek help, "treatment is hindered by their perception of the high cost of treatment and lack of understanding of the procedures involved".One of the barriers for treatment also stems from the misconception that treatment is ... Read more

HEALTH MATTERS: Veggies for longevity

Expecting a baby? Increasing your consumption of folic acid (a type of vitamin B) before and during pregnancy may help prevent neural-tube defects i.e. birth defects of the brain, spine or spinal cord that occur in the first month of pregnancy - which have no cure. Folic acid may also prevent dementia or Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's disease (disorder of the nervous system that affects movement, marked by hand tremors, stiffness or slowing of movement). An asparagus-rich ... Read more